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Old 02-18-2004, 01:28 AM   #1
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mounting a FAT slave

Hey, I have only been using Linux for about 4 days now since I scrapped XP, so I know nothing. I am running redhat 9 and I have a slaved FAT drive. I have logged in as root and tried things on the other threads like mkdir /dirname and mount the drive to that folder using the mount -t vfat mnt/dev/hdd1/dirname

when I try this is get something like the following:

[root@localhost root]# mount -t vfat /mnt/dev/hdd1/windrive
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .

whats the deal?

under the hardware browser it shows the hard drive and the specs of the slave
Old 02-18-2004, 01:52 AM   #2
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Ok When you use mount you want to do it like this:

mount -t [fstype] [device] [directory]

so you would input:

mount -t vfat /dev/hdd1 /mnt/windrive

assuming /dev/hdd1 is the partition you want to mount and /mnt/windrive is the directory you want to mount it to. Make sure you have a directory there though:

mkdir /mnt/windrive

EDIT: Also the man pages are your friends:

man mount

Last edited by IRIGHTI; 02-18-2004 at 01:53 AM.
Old 02-18-2004, 02:51 AM   #3
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Re: mounting a FAT slave

Originally posted by viperkt400
[root@localhost root]# mount -t vfat /mnt/dev/hdd1/windrive
U can either use syntax mentioned by IRIGHTI or add a record to /etc/fstab and use this command as u wrote it.

U will probably also need to add a line similar to this to fstab if u will need to give a nonprivileged user access to this partition

/dev/hdd1 /dirname vfat umask=000,rw 1 0
Old 02-18-2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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Thanks. That was really easy!


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